Bharat (India)

Woman standing in from of a group of people giving a presentation and holding a Special Olympics football.
I have been a volunteer with Special Olympics for more than two years now. As a youth leader, I work closely with the athletes of Special Olympics to advocate for a more inclusive society in India and around the world. The life lessons I’ve learned in the course of this journey have been invaluable.
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Shrey Kadian puts his fist in the air while in the middle of a crowd.
I did not speak until I was 7. According to my parents, I spoke only a few words when I was a toddler; but after that, I just stopped talking.
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Female players stand in circle with hands in air.
More than 200 delegates from 12 countries took part in the inaugural Special Olympics International Football Championship held in Chennai, from 3 August to 6 August 2019.
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Six young adults on stage putting on a performance. The sign in the background reads Unified Champion Schools Distinction Awards.
Special Olympics Bharat Unified Champion Schools Recognition Presentation
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Female power lifter in yellow and black holding a bar on her shoulders, a spotter is behind her.
The spirit of competition was in full swing during day one of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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Abhishek Gogoi holding his bike with one hand and giving the peace sign with the other.
With his ambitious training runs, 18-year-old Abhishek has become a familiar sight around Guwahati, the largest city in northeast India.
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A new group of Special Olympics leaders completed the Leadership Academy workshop in Kolkata, India.
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Meet Ankush: From Outcast to Role Model
Golf helps Ankush practice concentration and gain respect—in India, a country where his disabilities had previously brought stigma.